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January 2019 Archives

Parenting plan foundations must be set quickly

Your child's education is one of the biggest ways that you can help them to succeed in life. The issue with this is that not all children need the same things to learn. When you live with your child's other parent, you might be able to come up with solutions to the educational challenges that the children have. When you aren't in a relationship with the other parent any longer, you might find that coming up with ways to help the children that are mutually agreeable is a challenge.

Small and large: Property division covers everything

Dividing property during a divorce is challenging, but with proper thinking and planning, you might be able to figure out what is going to work for your situation. The most important thing for you to remember right now is that you have to make decisions that set you up for financial success in your single life.

Know your child support responsibilities

When you don't live with your children, you might be ordered to pay for child support. While you give this to your ex, it is meant to help with the costs of raising your children. Your ex can use these payments to cover things like rent or mortgage payments, utilities, clothing for the child, school costs and other similar items. It is usually co-mingled in the household money, so your ex won't account for everything that it is spent on. This can be troubling for some paying parents, but don't let that stop you from making the payments.

Co-parenting must help children feel stable and secure

High-conflict co-parenting can be stressful to the parents and the children. While you might not be able to do much to shield yourself from the matters, you do need to do what you can to protect your children from this type of unnecessary stress.